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Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT)

Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) is currently in the constellation of Libra. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) is 15h 17m 59s and the Declination is -17° 05’ 38” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) is 22.81 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) [tip: you can also create a Quick Access page for this data if you access it frequently and would like to have a simpler view]:

15h 17m 59s
-17° 05’ 38”
Libra
22.81

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Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) finder charts showing where the object is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars. The first finder chart has a field of view of 50 degrees, while the second one has a field of view of 10 degrees. Click on each finder chart to access a full screen interactive Online Planetarium.

Map showing Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) in Libra on November, 27 2021
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) in Libra on November, 27 2021
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.

65803 Didymos (1996 GT)
RA: 15h 17m 59s
Dec: -17° 05’ 38”
Deep sky finder chart for Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT)
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) from Earth is currently 476,431,670 kilometers, equivalent to 3.184749 Astronomical Units. Light takes 26 minutes and 29.2050 seconds to travel from Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) and arrive to us.

476,431,670
3.184749
26 minutes and 29.2050 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) from Earth as a function of time. In the chart the distance data is measured in Astronomical Units and sampled with an interval of 1 day.

Distance of Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) from Earth between January 2013 and December 2100

The value of the reported distance might be somewhat inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth. The value of the distance of 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100, the closest approach of Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) to Earth happens on Fri Oct 20 2062 at a distance of 0.049650 Astronomical Units, or 7,427,603 kilometers:

Fri Oct 20 2062
7,427,603
0.049650

NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.

Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) is 22.81.

22.81

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT), according to the most recent ephemerides data. Magnitude data is sampled with a 2 days interval and there might be inaccuracies for objects changing brightness very rapidly during the course of a few days. For comets there could be large discrepancies between the observed and predicted brightness because of their highly dynamic behaviour.

Predicted magnitude of Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) rise and set times

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 107.0°
Max altitude: 21.5°
Azimuth: 252.9°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) touches the horizon, considering the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmospheric conditions cannot be modeled precisely the times reported here should be considered correct with an approximation of few minutes.

Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2021 Nov 20 15h 03m 20s -16° 03’ 20” 22.75 Libra
2021 Nov 21 15h 05m 12s -16° 11’ 30” 22.76 Libra
2021 Nov 22 15h 07m 04s -16° 19’ 37” 22.77 Libra
2021 Nov 23 15h 08m 56s -16° 27’ 41” 22.77 Libra
2021 Nov 24 15h 10m 49s -16° 35’ 39” 22.78 Libra
2021 Nov 25 15h 12m 41s -16° 43’ 36” 22.79 Libra
2021 Nov 26 15h 14m 34s -16° 51’ 27” 22.80 Libra
2021 Nov 27 15h 16m 27s -16° 59’ 15” 22.81 Libra
2021 Nov 28 15h 18m 20s -17° 06’ 59” 22.81 Libra
2021 Nov 29 15h 20m 12s -17° 14’ 38” 22.82 Libra
2021 Nov 30 15h 22m 06s -17° 22’ 14” 22.83 Libra
2021 Dec 01 15h 24m 00s -17° 29’ 44” 22.83 Libra
2021 Dec 02 15h 25m 54s -17° 37’ 13” 22.84 Libra
2021 Dec 03 15h 27m 47s -17° 44’ 35” 22.84 Libra